Professor Boris Urban, PhD.


Boris is a Professor at the Graduate School of Business Administration (WBS), Faculty of Commerce, Law and Management (CLM), University of Witwatersrand. He has more than 25 years of academic and professional experience in business, where he has practiced, taught and researched strategy, organizational behavior and entrepreneurship. Boris was the first appointed Chair in Entrepreneurship (Lamberti) at Wits and is a rated researcher.

Boris’s research is interdisciplinary and juxtaposes commercial and social issues. To advance scholarship his published works reflect a deepening understanding of the multifaceted nature of entrepreneurial behavior. His primary research agenda is to integrate the personal and social foci of causation within a unified explanatory structure to understand entrepreneurial behavior at the individual, organizational and societal levels. He continues to conduct independent, rigorous and internationally relevant research.

Director and Chair, Master of Management Degree (Entrepreneurship)
Graduate School of Business Administration (Wits Business School), WBS,
University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg (South Africa)